Soma and Body In The Clinical Landscape

This conference explores how, through the analytic process, both soma and body achieve psychic figuration


Listening to the interplay between his hysterics’ bodies and minds first took Freud to the unconscious.  Now the psychoanalytic body comprises two conceptualisations: the libidinal body, the site of sexuality, narcissism and aggression, and the soma, the biological organisation manifested in illness and pain. Drawing on contemporary British and French thought and detailed presentations of the clinical encounter with the bodily, this conference explores how, through the analytic process, both soma and body achieve psychic figuration.

Donald Campbell, Sara Flanders, Francois Louw, Marina Perris-Myttas

Marilia Aisenstein, Rachel Chaplin, Rosine Perelberg, Joan Schachter and Megan Virtue 

Fee: £195 (includes Friday evening reception and Saturday lunch)
First 30 students and candidates: £140 (email to find out about this option)

The conference is open to members and candidates of the International Psychoanalytical Association and members and candidates of member organisations of the British Psychoanalytic Council. Students wishing to attend need to be sponsored by a BPC registrant.

REFUND POLICY: Tickets are fully refundable until 14 days before the conference, after which time no refunds will be issued

Views and opinions expressed by speakers are their own and do not represent the views or opinions of the Institute, event organisers or other speakers. We expect delegates to respect the confidentiality of clinical material discussed in our events. The content must not be recorded, conveyed or disseminated in any format and participants must not share access to the event with non-registered participants.


May 20th, 2022 6:30 PM through May 21st, 2022 6:30 PM
The Institute of Psychoanalysis
112A Shirland Rd
Byron House, 112A Shirland Rd
London W92BT-W92BT
United Kingdom
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Event Fee
Standard Ticket £ 195.00
If selected, only members with the status New, Current or Grace and those that have a website account will be able to register for this event.
Event Fee
Standard Ticket £ 195.00